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Keep Your Little Heartthrobs Healthy

Keep Your Little Heartthrobs Healthy

http://www.seattleschild.com/article/seattle-childrens-kids-building-strong-hearts

Source: Seattle's Child Magazine

“We’ve all heard stories in the news – the sudden death of a young, competitive athlete due to undetected cardiovascular disease,” says Dr. Jack Salerno, of Seattle Children’s. “It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. One minute your seemingly healthy child is on top of the world competing in a sport they love. The next minute their heart suddenly stops.” Salerno says parents can help protect their young athletes from sudden cardiac arrest by learning about potential “red flags” before their kids begin competing in sports.